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'Northern France seascape'

Welcome to the subject guide for Languages: French. On this page, you will find:

  • Guidance on how to find resources in the Library
  • French language and grammar websites
  • Business culture websites
  • French television websites
  • Useful sources if you are/will be living in France.

Photo credit: 'Northern France seascape' by Patrick Bouquet via Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Where to find books in Adsetts Library

The languages collection can be found on level 3 in Adsetts Library. There is a section for French which contains language learning books and CDs, dictionaries and some books about the history, politics and culture of France. There are also some films.

You can also find books in English about France and travel guides in Adsetts Library as follows:

Topic Shelfmark
Living and working in France 914.4
Guidebooks / travel – France 914.404
Guidebooks / travel – Paris 914.43604
History of France 944
Geography of France 914.4
Economics (France) 330.944

A Selection of French Resources in the Languages Collection

Browse the latest French journals

The following print journals are available in the level 3 languages collection in Adsetts Library.

  • Ca m'interesse
  • Le Capital
  • Le Monde Dossiers et Documents
  • Le Point
  • Nouvel Economiste
  • Nouvel Observateur
  • Reponse a tout


BrowZine is the catalogue of the electronic journals that the Hallam Library has access to. You can browse through the catalogue by subject area or search for a particular title. You can keep up to date with your favourite academic journals by downloading the BrowZine app to your mobile devise and saving your top journals. Each time a new issue of that journal is published, you will be alerted to the new content. More information about BrowZine, and how to access the resources can be found here.

If there is an important journal article that does not seem to be available through these resources, our Document Supply Service may be able to get a copy for you.

Search e-journals

Online newspapers via Nexis

You can access many foreign newspapers electronically by using the database Nexis. 

Nexis provides online access to a huge range of national and regional newspapers for France and French speaking countries, including:

  • Le Monde
  • Le Matin
  • La Tribune
  • Le Figaro
  • Le Temps
  • L'Express
You can access Nexis via the  A-Z List of  Databases on the Library Gateway.

DVDs and audio

French Language and Grammar Websites

Business culture and language websites

French Television websites

Useful sources when living in France